Majorca Mastiff

Other names : Presa Mallorquin, Majorca Bulldog, Majorca Mastiff

Photo: adult dog of Majorca Mastiff breed
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Life expectancy

The Majorca Mastiff has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 20 and 22 in
Male Between 22 and 23 in

Adult weight

Female Between 66 and 75 lb
Male Between 77 and 84 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown
Type of coat
Eye colour
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More details about the Majorca Mastiff

Majorca Mastiff: Origins and history

Unfortunately, the earliest records of these dogs show that they were used in the Mediterranean as fighting dogs and bear baiters. Luckily, as these barbaric practices began to decline, the Ca de Bou found a new lease of life as a guard dog and a watchdog. 

In the eighteenth century, when Mallorca became an English colony after the Treaty of Utrecht, the English began to cross their guard and combat dogs with the Great Iberian Mastiff, obtaining the Ca de Bou (also called the Perro in his country). In the Spanish Book of Origins of 1923, we already see the existence of this breed. The first subject was inscribed in 1928 and, in 1929, a copy of this dog won the Barcelona exhibition. 

It was first registered by the FCI in 1964. The breed experienced a dip in numbers during the following decades but had a welcome resurgence in the late 1980s, becoming especially popular in Russian and Eastern Europe. The first Ca de Bous were introduced to the UK around 2001. 

FCI classification of the Majorca Mastiff

  • Group 2 - Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

  • Section 1 : Pinscher and Schnauzer type

Training a Majorca Mastiff

As long as you stick to the basics, this dog is fairly easy to train. Early socialisation is vital for big powerful dogs like the Ca de Bou. 

Majorca Mastiff: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £80 to £160 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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